LAUNCH|Talk: All Your Legal Questions Answered

By Codi Spodnik | July 24, 2019

Join us at The Hivve in Grants Pass on Thursday, August 8 at 5:30. Tickets are $10 – Available now and at the door. Food and beverage included. Wine provided by Pallet Wines. Every entrepreneur faces legal questions at some point. • What company structure is right for my business? • How do I file […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Trail Junctions

By Codi Spodnik | July 24, 2019

Some of you may know my trail name here in the SOREDI office is “Spur.” It was aptly given me by a staff member a few years ago after a staff retreat. We had drawn names and been given the assignment to give another staff member a trail name based on a variety of inputs […]

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June 2019 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | July 23, 2019

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.2 percent in June
2019. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in June included Washington
(3.3%), Hood River (3.5%), and Multnomah (3.5%). Seven counties had unemployment rates at or
below the national rate of 3.7 percent.
Eight of Oregon’s counties had
unemployment rates below the
statewide rate of

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More Than 40 Percent of Jobs Paid at Least $20.00 Per Hour in 2018

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | July 19, 2019

In 2018, the largest number of jobs was held by professional and business services (449,745 or 14.3% of the total jobs in Oregon). The leisure and hospitality industry ran not far behind, capturing 431,829 (13.8% of all) jobs that year. In terms of percent increase, that industry has rebounded more than any other (up 21.4%) since the recession a decade ago. Despite over-the-year gains, three

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Exceptional Groups, Companies and One Inspiring Individual Honored by SOREDI’s Prosper Awards

By SOREDI | July 17, 2019

Three companies, one exceptional group and a particularly inspiring individual were honored at SOREDI’s 2019 Annual Meeting, held June 27 at Ashland Hills Hotel in Ashland. Each year, SOREDI recognizes companies and groups in our region that exhibit the qualities of Collaboration, Prosperity, Tenacity and Ingenuity. These are the defining characteristics that SOREDI recognizes as […]

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Video: How Convertible Notes Work

By Alex Palmer | July 16, 2019

Our friends over at OTBC who run the Virtual Incubator Program have put together a great series on early stage funding options for start-ups, beginning with this one,  “Convertible Note Terms: How Convertible Notes Work.” If you’re interested in how equity investments work for start-ups, this 15-minute video is worth your time. You can register […]

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Community Gems: Books, Buildings and More in Phoenix!

By Codi Spodnik | July 16, 2019

Along I-5 sits a small Southern Oregon city that deserves recognition. Named after a Connecticut Insurance Company in the 1850s, this city now has roughly 4,600 residents. If you think I’m talking about Phoenix, Oregon…you are correct!  The city of Phoenix may not be as busy as some cities, but it maintains small-town community spirit—as […]

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Oregon’s Unemployment Rate 4.1 Percent in June

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | July 16, 2019

Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in June, essentially unchanged from 4.2 percent in May. Oregon’s unemployment rate has been between 4.0 percent and 4.4 percent for 32 months, dating back to November 2016. The U.S. unemployment rate was little changed at 3.7 percent in June.

Oregon’s unemployment rate has been at or near record low levels for nearly three years. Of those unemployed in

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2019 MFG Summit: GET REAL!

By Codi Spodnik | July 12, 2019

GET REAL! Futureproof Your Reality by attending MFG Summit 2019. Are you ready for Industry 4.0? While some companies may try to remain in denial of this fourth wave of the Industrial Revolution, smart manufacturers are adopting changes now that will leverage the potential of the technologies that are coming our way (and the ones […]

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May 2019 Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | July 12, 2019

This is the University of Oregon State of Oregon Economic Indicators for May 2019. The release date is July 12, 2019. Special thanks to our sponsor, KeyBank Link to full report (with expanded charts!) here. The Oregon Measure of Economic… Continue Reading

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SOREDI has been of value to Oregon Swiss Precision since we moved to Grants Pass to start this company in 1989. SOREDI was a source...

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